Please tell Diane Ravitch that her urgent call for CA school boards (see previous post) to become charter authorizers is slightly out of step with where parents and teachers are. Kicking Charter School Money Out Might Be California Democrats’...Show More Summary
Jim Horn After Diane Ravitch decided in 2008 to shift to the left aisle of the neoliberal education reform jetliner, she quickly became entirely proficient in the obfuscating rhetoric and dissembling policy statements that her NEA and AFT patrons have made infamous over the past two decades. Show More Summary
Schools Matter: DeVos Will Make Democrats' Charter Plan Easier to...: A few years back Diane Ravitch was forced to admit openly what the opponents of testing accountability knew when No Child Left Behind becam...
With an army of AFT and NEA social media trolls and Basecamp bloggers at her disposal, Diane Ravitch never has to go searching for education stories to re-post at her blog, along with Ravitch's characteristically wooden introductions to them. Show More Summary
Schools Matter 2007: Diane Ravitch and the Suppression of the Sandia Re...: Ever heard of A Nation at Risk ? Of course you have--it proved the public schools are going to hell in a handbasket. How about the Sandia...
Since last November, Diane Ravitch has spent an inordinate amount of time painting horns on Betsy DeVos and labeling her as the Chief Privatizer of American Schools. While it is certainly important to point out the lunacy and dangerShow More Summary
Addicting Info - Hannity and schadenfreude... Bark Bark Woof Woof - 12 counts bitchez! Crooked Timber - a hard Brexit and a soft duty to hope; Diane Ravitch's Blog - dark money targets school board races; First Draft - the grossest thing about Halperin; Steve in Manhattan blogs at Stinque and offers up yet another car from the year of his birth... Show More Summary
Alison McDowell with Diane Ravitch at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2013. I know I risk becoming a target for saying what comes next. Nevertheless, it needs to be said so here goes. In the spirit of my inspiration David F. Noble I will just leap out there and do it (thanks Kay). Show More Summary
A few years ago, I used to write for Chalkbeat, nee Gotham Schools. I wrote a review of Diane Ravitch's book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, which I loved. There was a very lively comment section, and for reasons not shared with me, Chalkbeat deleted it. Show More Summary
...but you can read a piece I wrote about the ATR over at Diane Ravitch's Blog.
A few days ago, Diane Ravitch wrote about the NY Times and Trump. They oppose him, both on their editorial and op-ed pages. Ravitch gives particular attention to Charles Blow. Sometimes I like him, but not always. Ravitch herself wrote about him and how misinformed he is on the topic of reforminess. Show More Summary
I've opposed mayoral control since its inception, originally because it went to uber-reformy Michael Bloomberg. During his seemingly endless tenure, I learned more about it. I think Diane Ravitch wrote in Death and Life of the Great American School System that it was a reformy tool designed to bypass democracy. Show More Summary
Diane Ravitch's Network for Public Education (NPE) recently published a position statement on charter schools that directly challenges her widely-heralded commitment to quality public schools for all children who choose them. NPE's new...Show More Summary
Diane Ravitch offers more on schools in America: Here is Andrew Coulson Series on Virtues of Privatization by dianeravitch Watch libertarian Andrew Coulson’s film, now showing on some, not all, PBS stations around the nation. It was paid for by libertarian foundations that support privatization. The lead funder–the Rose-Mary and Jack Anderson Foundation– is a […]
Diane Ravitch points to the New York State legislature in her blog this week. NY is a Blue State having gone Dem in presidential elections; however, the state legislature is divided with the Dems controlling the Assembly and Repubs the Senate. What makes the New York state legislature interesting is the emergence of a Blue […]
Stalwart public schooling defender Diane Ravitch does not like what she saw in School Inc., a three-part documentary series created by former Cato education analyst Andrew Coulson. Of course, she is welcome to disagree with it. But her...Show More Summary
Big Education Ape: Schools Matter: Diane Ravitch's Very Selective Bla...: Schools Matter: Diane Ravitch's Very Selective Blame Game : Diane Ravitch's Very Selective Blame Game Jim Horn Until just a few y...
Diane Ravitch's Very Selective Blame Game Jim Horn Until just a few years ago, no one would have guessed that Diane Ravitch would ever become the unofficial spokesperson for the NEA and AFT’s corporate education empowerment project. Diane was viewed as a conservative historian and policy insider, and as such, she was hostile to union priorities. Show More Summary
The policy analyst argues school reform has brought public education to the brink of destruction. $10.6 billion—that's the amount the Trump administration plans to slice from the Department of Education, according to its latest budget proposal. Show More Summary
"Defend Your Child. Defend Learning. Opt Out." I am very glad that I attended public school during a time when we seldom, if ever, took a standardized test. On the rare occasion when we did, there were no consequences attached to our test scores. Show More Summary